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Gold List 2010

Safari Lodges at Phinda Private Game Reserve, Phinda Private Game Reserve 

Safari Lodges at Phinda Private Game Reserve

Phinda Private Game Reserve
South Africa

"This place will stay with you forever." This camp on former farmland near the Ubombo Mountains earns perfect scores for rooms, service, and design. Accommodations are set on the cliff face, in the dry sand forest, or by the extinct volcano. Interiors range from glass-and-wood minimalist, to Malian, to Balinese. Dinners include banquets in bush clearings and dishes such as minted harissa chicken. On game drives, "guides always get you close to the animals"—rhinos, cheetahs, nyala, and more.

(61 suites)
Also featured on the: Gold List for 2009, Gold List for 2011
Awards: Service, Design

Overall Score: 98.1

  • Rooms: 97.6
  • Service: 97.6
  • Food: 92.9
  • Location: 95.2
  • Design: 97.6
  • Activities: 95.1
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